An Awe-Inspiring God

Series: Our Next Guest | Week 14: The Scenic Route

Day Five Exodus 14:26-31

26 When all the Israelites had reached the other side, the Lord said to Moses, “Raise your hand over the sea again. Then the waters will rush back and cover the Egyptians and their chariots and charioteers.” 27 So as the sun began to rise, Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the water rushed back into its usual place. The Egyptians tried to escape, but the Lord swept them into the sea. 28 Then the waters returned and covered all the chariots and charioteers—the entire army of Pharaoh. Of all the Egyptians who had chased the Israelites into the sea, not a single one survived.

29 But the people of Israel had walked through the middle of the sea on dry ground, as the water stood up like a wall on both sides. 30 That is how the Lord rescued Israel from the hand of the Egyptians that day. And the Israelites saw the bodies of the Egyptians washed up on the seashore. 31 When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the Lord had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. They put their faith in the Lord and in his servant Moses.
– Exodus 14:26-31 (NLT)

1. How long does it take the Israelites to cross the sea (verse 27)?
2. How complete is the defeat of the enemy (verse 28)?
3. What is the Israelite response to their deliverance (verse 31)?

God has delivered the Israelites from the hand of their enemy in dramatic fashion. His deliverance is miraculous and complete, and the result is awe and faith on the part of His people. The exodus story is a representation of salvation today. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, God delivers us from our enemy – sin – and makes a way for us to be with Him! Have you placed your faith in Him? If not, you can do that today. If you're a follower of Jesus, never forget the awe and wonder that the gift of salvation and the sheer might and power of God should inspire in you. Ask Him now to reignite awe in you.

For Further Reading: Worshiping the Infinite and Intimate God

For Families with Kids at Home
In the same way God made a way for the Israelites and rescued them from an impossible situation, Jesus made a way and rescued us – in a way that only He could do! By dying on the cross and rising to life again, Jesus made a way for us to be friends with God again. Take time to pray with your kids, and thank Jesus that He made a way for us through an otherwise impossible circumstance.

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